Florida Georgia Line took the very first award, Breakthrough Video of the Year, announced at the currently ongoing 2013 CMT Music Awards. The duo composed of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard snatched the prize for their "Cruise" clip.
Receiving the gong from Kellie Pickler and Scotty McCreery, Hubbard said on stage, "My heart's beating out of my chest...Thank you so much. We have the most amazing fans in the world ... We want to thank to the Lord for blessing us so much." Kelley added, "We can't thank you guys enough. You guys have changed our lives."
The "Cruise" video also brought Florida Georgia Line to win the Duo Video of the Year presented by Jana Kramer and Charles Esten. They thanked their fans once again and jokingly said that if they kept winning all these awards, they're going to turn into Taylor Swift.
Miranda Lambert has already bagged two awards, too: CMT Performance of the Year and Female Video of the Year. Winning the first award for her rendition of "Over You" from 2012 CMT Artists of the Year, she said, "Thank you CMT, this is awesome." She also credited her husband Blake Shelton, "It's such a special song to me, and I want to say thanks to my husband, who's a co-writer on that song."
Lambert later returned to the stage to take the Female Video of the Year for "Mama's Broken Heart" clip, telling the crowd that she just got a kiss from presenter Lenny Kravitz. She performed the hit song earlier at the prize-giving event.
Hunter Hayes, who catered the crowd gathering outside Bridgestone Arena with his performance of "I Want Crazy", was honored with Nationwide Is On Your Side Award. Collaborative Video of the Year, meanwhile, went to Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Eric Church for "The Only Way I Know" from 2012 CMA Awards. Aldean and Church accepted the prize and made fun of Bryan during their speech as Bryan wasn't there with them on stage.